Apr 19, 2021
By the summer of 1945, 1.8 million American soldiers were serving in the war against Japan in the Pacific and Asia. This included 21 U.S. Army infantry and airborne divisions plus independent regimental combat teams and tank battalions. In this episode of the Strategy Bridge Podcast we talk with Dr. John McManus about the role the Army played in the Pacific during the first two years of the war. McManus is the author of “Fire and Fortitude: The U.S. Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943” and is the Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Military History at the Missouri University of Science and Technology.